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Wal-Mart Stores Inc  (NYSE:WMT) Cash Flow from Operations: $27,959 Mil (TTM As of Jul. 2017)

Cash flow from operations refers to the cash brought in through a company's normal business operations. It is the cash flow before any investment or financing activities. It is the cash version of net income.

For the three months ended in Jul. 2017, Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $3,104 Mil. Its Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization was $2,618 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-781 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $92 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $942 Mil. In all, Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was $5,975 Mil.


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc Annual Data

Jan08 Jan09 Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 Jan17
Cash Flow from Operations Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 25,591.00 23,257.00 28,564.00 27,389.00 31,530.00

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Quarterly Data

Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 Jan14 Apr14 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 Apr17 Jul17 Oct17
Cash Flow from Operations Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4,713.00 11,886.00 5,385.00 5,975.00 5,700.00

Calculation

Cash flow from operations refers to the cash brought in through a company's normal business operations. It is the cash flow before any investment or financing activities. It is the cash version of net income.

's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as:

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 is

Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2017 was 4713 (Oct. 2016 ) + 11886 (Jan. 2017 ) + 5385 (Apr. 2017 ) + 5975 (Jul. 2017 ) = $27,959 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


Explanation

Cash flow from operations contains six items:

1. Net Income From Continuing Operations:
Net Income From Continuing Operations indicates the net income that a firm brings in from ongoing business activities. These activities are expected to continue into the next reporting period. It excludes extraordinary items, income from the cumulative effects of accounting changes, non-recurring items, income from tax loss carry forward, and preferred dividends.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was $3,104 Mil.

2. Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization:
Depreciation is a present expense that accounts for the past cost of an asset that is now providing benefits.
Depletion and amortization are synonyms for depreciation.
Generally:
The term depreciation is used when discussing man made tangible assets
The term depletion is used when discussing natural tangible assets
The term amortization is used when discussing intangible assets

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was $2,618 Mil.

3. Change In Working Capital:
Working Capital is a measure of a company's short term liquidity or its ability to cover short term liabilities. It is defined as the difference between a company's current assets and current liabilities. Changes in Working Capital is reported in the cash flow statement since it is one of the major ways in which net income can differ from operating cash flow.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was $-781 Mil. It means Wal-Mart Stores Inc's working capital declined by $781 Mil from Apr. 2017 to Jul. 2017 .

4. Deferred Tax:
It is the cash flow generated from deferred tax.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was $92 Mil.

5. Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations:
Cash received by a company that comes from the sale of part of business.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was $0 Mil.

6. Stock Based Compensation:
It is a way corporations use stock options to reward employees. It provides executives and employees the opportunity to share in the growth of the company and, if structured properly, can align their interests with the interests of the company's shareholders and investors, without burning the company's cash on hand.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was $0 Mil.

7. Cash Flow from Others:
These are cash differences caused by the change of inventory, accounts payable, accounts receivable etc. For instance, if a company pays its suppliers slower, its cash position will build up faster. If a company receives payments from its customers slower, its account receivables will rise, and its cash position will grow more slowly (or even shrink).

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was $942 Mil.


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